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Wayne Rooney fires up Manchester United with throwback post

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has looked to fire up his teammates ahead of this weekend’s clash with Arsenal by reminiscing about his previous experiences against the Gunners.

On his official Facebook page, Rooney wrote: "Throwback Thursday - Celebrating after scoring a great counter attacking team goal in our 3-1 win at the Emirates in 2010. Big game coming up against Arsenal this Saturday!"

That day United outclassed the home side with some terrific counter-attacking football. Rooney got the second after breaking away from his own box to connect to Nani’s through ball and stylishly finish past Manuel Almunia in the first half.

Rooney’s side are just one point behind rivals Arsenal despite a disappointing start to the season and know a win could lift them into the top four.

The England captain also had a great week for the national team, scoring in both matches and winning his 100th cap in the process.

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Manager Louis van Gaal has revealed Angel di Maria, David de Gea and Michael Carrick are all available for the trip to the Emirates Stadium but Luke Shaw remains a doubt and Daley Blind will definitely miss out.

Meanwhile Arsenal have Oliver Giroud available after completing his recovery from a broken leg suffered in August.

Mikel Arteta could also return after a hamstring injury in a match which will see forward Danny Welbeck come up against his old team for the first time since his summer move.

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